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@POP Gallery presents
FUN HOUSE artshow-Curated by NIAGARA
Featuring THE STOOGES: IGGY POP, RON ASHETON, SCOTT ASHETON.
February 7th-March 2nd, 2004.
"Like a street-walkin' cheetah with a heart full of napalm" Iggy and The Stooges are back but now are exploding on Detroit's ART Scene.
Ground Zero is CPOP Gallery, Sat Feb 7th. Iggy, the Godfather of Punk and his partners in crime, the Asheton brothers, have a new weapon in their arsenal: paintbrushes. Curated by Detroit's own High Priestess of Punk, Niagara.
Observes Mary Harrison, "It would appear to be the natural progression; now bringing Ron Asheton into the art scene since they had played together for years in Dark Carnival, exposing her to the music scene"
The Stooges FUNHOUSE Art show is expected to attract an international audience in it's 30 day run in Detroit. The show should hold more than a few surprises, everything from crude re-worked T.V. Guides to large colourful canvases depicting life from the perspective of the seminal Punk Rockers. The show is coinciding with the Stooges Reunion and world tour that has taken the rock world by storm.
Ron Asheton, lead guitar from The Stooges and Destroy All Monsters, wryly notes, "Some of this stuff isn't so hot and some of it's brilliant, I just don't know which is which."
Niagara had noticed, "For some time they had been painting whenever they could. I thought the time was right for a show...of a different type; paintings by musicians."
Also included in the show are pieces by Lou Reed, Joey & Dee Dee Ramone, Thurston Moore & Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), King Buzzo (The Melvins), Mark Mothersbaugh (DEVO), Kembra Pfahler (The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black), John Holmstrom (PUNK Magazine), rock photos by Bob Gruen and Leni Sinclair, various other artists and live performances.
"I wanted the show in D etroit, being the Stooges home town. They are beloved here." added Niagara.
"It will also give our band an opportunity to get some recording done for our new album." says Asheton.
SHOW OPENS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2004, 8pm-Midnite
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from ipecac.com: It is time to celebrate! The self proclaimed "greatest band in the history of music", the mighty MELVINS celebrate their 20th anniversary this March. Yes, beleive it or not it was 20 years ago on March 9th 1984 in Olympia Washington, the very first Melvins show. To celebrate we are releasing a very special coffee table book called "NEITHER HERE,NOR THERE" on March 2nd. This is an amazing retrospective highlighting artwork from their releases, ruminations from the band and their friends and a CD compilation featuring tracks from all their releases only available in this book.
As if this was not enough, the Melvins will be doing a mini celebration tour on the west coast of the US. Dates are posted in the calendar section now. At these shows you will be able to buy a special, limited edition, overpriced, hardcover, version of the book. Join the party!!!!!
How many other rock bands have survived 20 years and are still relevant?
Just to answer a couple popular questions.
1) the paperback version of the upcoming Melvins book (including CD retrospective) will indeed be available at cool record stores worlwide.
2) the hardcover limited version will be available only at Melvins shows and at our webstore.
03/04/2004 San Francisco,CA Great American Music Hall
03/06/2004 Portland, OR The Crystal Ballroom w/ Mudhoney
03/07/2004 Seattle, WA The Showbox w/ Mudhoney
03/09/2004 Olympia, WA The Capitol Theater 20th anniversary show w/ Mudhoney & Fitz of Depression
03/12/2004 Santa Cruz,CA The Catalyst
03/13/2004 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour
03/14/2004 Costa Mesa,CA Detroit Bar
03/15/2004 San Diego,CA Casbah
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Tour dates on the west coast are popping up, a few of them are with mudhoney and one of them is the melvins 20th anniversary show apparently, check out the tour dates page for that info.
From southern.com: Holy Moly! The Melvins are turning 20 in 2004 and are still packing a bigger and harder punch than nearly every band half their age. We closed our 2003 `We Worship The Melvins' festival here at Southern by trooping along to see our heroes perform a live soundtrack to three cutting edge independent films directed by the US artist Cameron Jamie. Huge sonic waves crashed across the venues, enveloping the audience before receding and leaving everyone gagging for more. And whats more, when the final film finished the Melvins launched into their Atlantic-period classic "Night Goat" causing your Southern team to nearly explode with excitement.
Adding to our Melvins excitement is the news that to celebrate their 20 years as the Kings of Sludge, Ipecac are to release a 224 page BOOK on the Melvins, featuring brand new artwork from friends, family and fans... and... a newly compiled CD featuring a track from each of their 18 albums! More "Night Goat" for me then! This piece of art will be available in March - just in time to commemorate the date of their first ever show.
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MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Appear On THE MELVINS Tribute CD - Oct. 28, 2003
The Dillinger Escape Plan, High On Fire, Meshuggah, Strapping Young Lad, Keelhaul, House Of Low Culture, Meatjack, Lickgoldensky, Absentee, Dog Fashion Disco, Disengage, and Abdullah are among the artists confirmed to appear on an upcoming tribute CD to THE MELVINS. Titled "We Reach: The Music Of The Melvins", the album will be the second release through Fractured Transmitter Records, the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann (with distribution through Lumberjack). Album art will be handled by Derek Hess (SEPULTURA, CONVERGE, POISON THE WELL). A summer 2004 release is expected.